I am very excited to introduce my newest brioche shawl design, Rebel. You can find this pattern available on both Ravelry, and in my new web shop! One month ago today, the world lost Carrie Fisher. This shawl was created as a tribute to her memory as Princess Leia from Star Wars.
This Rebel One shawl idea came to life the day I found out that Carrie Fisher passed away. To me, Carrie will always be Princess Leia from Star Wars. I’m sure that is true for many people. She is an icon that will live forever in her many adoring fans. Like so many of you, I’m sure, I grew up watching Star Wars, and it has always been a huge part of my life! When I found out about Carrie’s death, it hit me hard. So naturally, my first thought went to, “What can I knit right now?” Knitting for me is so cathartic, and is essential for my dealing with any kind of grief. What better way to celebrate Carrie Fisher’s life than to knit a shawl dedicated to her memory?
I dashed to my stash, and was immediately drawn to a skein of Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in the color way, Typewriter. Not only does that color just completely embody Leia’s wardrobe for almost the entirety of the Star Wars saga, but the name itself fits Carrie’s persona in being a writer. I knew this shawl had to be a crescent shape, like a moon orbiting a planet. And it absolutely HAD to be brioche. All I could picture was Leia wearing this around her neck while on the planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. Can’t you? I wanted it to be whimsical, with some lace and some bobbles, inspired by Leia’s iconic hairdo. As for the shape of the shawl, it just so happened to naturally want to look like the symbol of the rebel alliance.
As I was knitting this shawl, I thought how cool it would look in two-color brioche!! I have had a slight fascination with one-color brioche lately, and have been wanting to experiment with one-color brioche lace. I feel it has a soft beauty to it, almost unspoken. But sometimes it’s hard to deny how absolutely awesome two-color brioche lace looks, with that POP of color! So I am immediately casting on a two-color version, which will be published as a part of Rebel on May the Fourth of this year. In purchasing this pattern, you will automatically receive a copy of Rebel Two once it’s released!
Be sure to grab your copy today or over the weekend to receive a 20% discount, both on Ravelry and my new web shop!!! You can find all of the information about the pattern there, as well as tons of fun photos. Use coupon code REBEL at checkout. This introductory offer will end at midnight Eastern on Sunday, January 29.
I also want to add that, for the life of this pattern, 5% of all profits will be donated to charity in Carrie’s name.
May the Force be with Carrie, and with you, always. RIP Carrie Fisher. Rest in Peace, Princess.